First, some disclaimers: I'm blatantly uncool. I'm not into social networking; I don't use a cell phone and hope I never get one; I don't watch prime time TV; I have no tattoos or piercings; I neither like nor use porn; and I actually like DEVO, which all by itself would brand me in some quarters as uncool for life.
With that said, welcome to my profile! I am a homeowner and a gainfully employed techie professional. In my past life I have been a receptionist, a beauty consultant, a sales clerk, a flat broke college student, a landscaper, and a wide receiver. I enjoy gardening, cooking, dining, shopping, travel, music (baroque, classical, and 1950s/70s/80s rock especially), and classic movies as well. I'm also an inveterate reader - everything from history and theology, to fashion and romance! And I do have quite the soft spots for lace, silk scarves and pink carnations.
My evenings and weekends are routinely free. I am not a party animal, nor am I into any alternative or wild living; I'm definitely family oriented. In addition, I have no handheld electronic gadgets in my possession, so I won't blow you off mid-conversation to check my phone for random texts or calls.
My relationship with technology is as follows: I don't do social networks. I have no cell phone, so I don't text. I neither play fantasy sports, nor do I watch or bet on games. I am not an avid video gamer. I have a healthy distrust of innovation. I don't follow the pop culture / sports / entertainment / news cult. And I am completely uninterested in viewing any blogs, FB posts or homemade / viral online videos.
In fact, I'm such a retrograde dinosaur that I only read printed books and magazines (with actual pages, binding and ink). Therefore, you will always have my undivided, personal attention wherever we may be, without distractions. (My mom and dad taught me not to play with toys at the table!) Conversation should be face to face, or at least voice to voice.
You will instead find me indulging my cooking and baking skills, keeping active to stay healthy and preserve my physique, enjoying old movies from Netflix (when I'm not freeriding them on YouTube, that is), landscaping my garden, improving my home, volunteering with the ladies at my parish, dressing up for the symphony or the ballet, or perhaps expanding my wardrobe. Good thing I had my closets redone!
Do let me hear a genuine inquiry from you! Challenge yourself. I reward initiative! Tell me what brought you to my profile - as long as you have a real photo with your own face clearly visible, you are guaranteed the courtesy of a friendly reply. I always enjoy hearing from someone respectful, and who knows how to write well - especially if you have a sweet smile!
Impressed? Intimidated? Incredulous? Incensed? Who do I think I am? You've got questions? I've got answers. New friends are always welcome! Please come back soon.